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Carnival in Trinidad

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While you were at work dreaming about vacation time, a bunch of gorgeous, feathered beauties headed to Trinidad for Carnival 2020. Sweet, sweet T and T held their annual 2-day fete full of the most vibrant costumes, live soca music, and nonstop dancing in the streets. 

If you know anything about the carnival, you know that less is more. Men and women don their teeny weeny bright bikinis, adorned with jewels, beaded tassels, and tons of feathers. This event is a cultural phenomenon that unites people from the West Indies with the rest of the world.

Trini native, Nicki Minaj showed up and showed out in an elaborate blue and purple ensemble. It’s not uncommon to see celebrities attend carnival celebrations. On this past season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta the ladies hopped on a plane to Toronto to ‘Jump and Wave’ at Caribana

 

If Trinidad and Tobago isn’t your top carnival destination, feel free to pick from the other cities that hold the annual fete. Across the globe, carnivals take place at Toronto’s Caribana, Miami’s Miami Carnival, Houston Carifest, London’s Notting Hill Carnival, Barbados’ Crop Over Carnival, and New York City’s Labor Day Parade. 

If you missed all the melanated beauty to hit the parade grounds, here are some of the most vibrant, festive looks seen during Trinidad Carnival 2020.

Oh Bacchanal! The Most Vibrant, Festive Looks From Trinidad Carnival 2020  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. NICKI MINAJ

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Trini to di 🦴

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5. @abea.evans

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Unleash the Dragon 🐉

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14. @kevakevs

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🇹🇹 TIGER LILY 🐯 #trinidadcarnival2020

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15. @seewhatiseeob

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Trinidad Carnival 2020

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18. @SHAHARLEEBLAKE

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Out of office reply: I’m in Trinidad😛 . I’m from the tiny island of St. Thomas and I’ve taken part in Carnival since I was a teen. This is my second yr in Trinidad and I loved it even more than my first . Here are some quick skin tips if you’re going to Carnival or visiting the Caribbean👇🏾 . ☀️Sunscreen is a must! Quick no fuss application is my go-to esp since you need to reapply. I like @neutrogena Wet Skin because it protects you if you swim or sweat and it sprays on so it is easy and won’t leave a white cast! I also like @supergoop Defense Refresh Resetting Mist as it allows you to reapply SPF over your makeup! Perfect for my two days on the road🙌🏾 . 👄 Don’t forget about your lips. They can get burned too and it’s no fun (trust me, it’s happened to me twice😫) I recently picked up @neutrogena MoistureShine lip smoother with SPF 20 and cooling hydra-gel. It kept my lips glossy n cute & cool n protected! . 💧Stay hydrated & take cool showers. The heat and humidity will make you sweat more than usual (in my case I’d been drinking and dancing in the sun for about 10-12hrs for two days in a row so at this point I need an IV👀) My preference is coconut water... with rum, but that’s neither here nor there🤫. You also want to remember to keep the showers cool as to not dry your skin out even more than the sun has already done for you. . 🧖🏾‍♀️Moisturize... after playing in the sun all day my skin certainly needed some rehydration. I prefer @vanicreamskincare because it’s light which is perfect for the heat and humidity, but works well for all skin types and my case, sensitive skin. It’s also Dermatologist recommended. . ⚡️Pro tip: Pack some sheet masks. Doesn’t matter the brand. My go to is anything for moisture or brightening. ***Put them in the fridge when you get to your room. The coolness will help to maximize the penetration of the serum when you apply. Do the same thing with a cold spoon if you get bags under your eyes to de puff!*** . Band: @losttribecarnival Theme: Anansi Section: Erin . #trinidadcarnival2020 #lostribecarnival #anansi2020 #erin #skintips #trinidadcarnivaldiaries #carnivaltuesday #happycarnival2020

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